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Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

By Sean Pyles | Sep 17
American consumer debt has rebounded to prerecession levels, and the category that includes credit cards hit a record $1.02 trillion this summer. Maybe your credit card debt has crept up too, setting your own personal record.

Equifax's Troubles Deepen Amid New Disclosure About Breach

Equifax's Troubles Deepen Amid New Disclosure About Breach

By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke | Sep 15
Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred.

Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Delayed as Rules Revised

By Maria Danilova | Sep 13
The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students. The rewrite had been sought by the industry.

In Wake of Equifax Breach, What to Do to Safeguard Your Info

In Wake of Equifax Breach, What to Do to Safeguard Your Info

By Ken Sweet | Sep 11
There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is very serious.

Liz Weston: Credit Bureaus Ease Medical Debt Pain For a Few

Liz Weston: Credit Bureaus Ease Medical Debt Pain For a Few

By Liz Weston | Sep 7
Too many Americans have bad credit because of unpaid medical bills. That's not likely to change any time soon, despite two reforms in how those bills will be reported to the credit bureaus.

As Robots Edge Into Workplace, Free Money Idea Takes Hold

As Robots Edge Into Workplace, Free Money Idea Takes Hold

By Cathy Bussewitz | Sep 5
Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.

Liz Weston: Debt Settlement A Bad Alternative to Bankruptcy

Liz Weston: Debt Settlement A Bad Alternative to Bankruptcy

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Aug 31
Debt settlement is not as consumer-friendly as the industry presents it, and some of the people who praised the companies didn't fully understand their alternatives or the longer-term consequences of settling debt.

Warren: Racism Stymies Economic Fairness for All Americans

Warren: Racism Stymies Economic Fairness for All Americans

By Bill Barrow | Aug 30
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren warned that racism and racial tensions keep the United States from building a fairer economy that benefits all workers.

Ask Brianna: How Do I Help My Parents Pay Off College Debt?

Ask Brianna: How Do I Help My Parents Pay Off College Debt?

By Brianna McGurran | Aug 30
Our dear parents are often taking on significant debt at a time when they should be paying off mortgages, filling retirement accounts and booking bucket-list vacations. Help your parents live a little easier - and soothe your conscience.

5 Times When You Should Buy Your Leased Car

5 Times When You Should Buy Your Leased Car

By Philip Reed | Aug 29
The buyout option at the end of a car lease can be an attractive opportunity or a tool for damage control.

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